Giovonni Wade

Director, Office for Career Services


J.D., UNC Chapel Hill
B.A., NC State


Giovonni Wade has lived in North Carolina for almost thirty years. Originally from Fayetteville, North Carolina, she moved to Raleigh after she was awarded the Park Scholarship, a full tuition, merit scholarship to North Carolina State University. Ms. Wade went on to graduate with honors from NC State and earn her Bachelor of Arts in both Psychology and English. She then attended the University of North Carolina School of Law where she received her Juris Doctor. While at UNC, Ms. Wade served as a notes editor for the Journal of Law and Technology and was actively involved with the Black Law Students Association, Student Bar Association, and Honor Court.

Prior to joining NCCU, Ms. Wade worked at Schwartz & Shaw, P.L.L.C., an education law firm in downtown Raleigh, as an associate attorney.  She exclusively practiced education law and represented K-12 school boards throughout North Carolina in employment, contract, and bond forfeiture matters.

For the last four years, Ms. Wade has served on the executive board of the Education Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, most recently having served as Section Chair. She has also served on the North Carolina Bar Association’s Minorities in the Profession Committee and Law Day Committee of the Young Lawyers Division, in addition to volunteering with the Wake County Bar Association’s Lunch with a Lawyer program.

Ms. Wade and her husband, Wesley Wade, live in Durham County. In her spare time, she enjoys attending Zumba classes, trying new restaurants, and serving her church community.


Contact Information

Office: 165
Phone: 919-530-7332
Fax: 919-530-7981